University is a great time for meeting new people, and those people will often be the ones who help you get a job later in life. To improve your chances of making a colleague for life, don't hesitate to make introductions.
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As The Art of Manliness explains, university provides one of the best foundations for meeting new people, because everyone's there for a common purpose. You don't need to create an excuse to talk to a fellow classmate. You can just do it. While many people will let this happen passively, talking only with the ones next to them, you can be proactive and make it happen:
The people you already know can be a great conduit for expanding your network. But you need to start by making introductions if you want to receive them. When you introduce people in your network to one another who would benefit by knowing each other, you build up goodwill, and those people you introduce will want to reciprocate the favour.
Networking is also better in university, as it's easier to avoid the cliché traps of crappy networking. You wouldn't move through your classmates handing out business cards because you know you're going to see them again. Instead, you'll (hopefully) just talk to them like they're normal human beings, building relationships that can help everyone out later in life.